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FOX
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
project between national stadium and the navy yard, both saying the anacostia waterfront can use an economic boost, but they're also taking aim at each other with new attack ads. >>> chicago mayor richard daley says he's done. doesn't want to run again. stunning news for the city he's led for six terms, 21 years. the democrat's wife is battling cancer and her health has deteriorated in recent months, but today at a press conference daley only cite personal reasons for his decision -- cited personal reasons for his decision. >> in the coming days i know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. it's simple. i've always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it's time to move on. for me that time is now. >> so who will replace him? talks swirling around white house chief of staff rahm emanuel who has often said he would like that post. emanuel praised daley's career but refused to say if he would consider a run. >>> the obama administration making plans to mark 9/11 nine years la
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >>> anacostia senior high school under construction but students are still in the building despite concerns by community members. both sides of the debate coming up. >>>s but first, that ma'am wants to build an islamic center near ground zero hints of a compromise, why the change of heart? the answer is >>> the family of an american woman in iran is asking them to drop the bail. the officials want $500,000 in exchange for releasing her and the family says they don't have that kind of money. short an her two friends were arrested while hiking on the iraqi border in july last year. the three were indicted on spying charges yesterday. >>> that iman ma'am who wants to build near ground zero is hinting he is working on a compromise. the i ma'am spoke before the council of foreign relations and says the project has becomed mired in conflict and he is exploring all options for the islamic center in that will resolve the crisis, diffuse it and not create any of the unforeseen circumstances that we are -- do not want to see happen. >> reporter: he says the islamic centers organizers have been surpri
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
homeland were diluted in the generations that followed. or where they? the smithsonian anacostia museum has linguist dow turner who 80 years ago went to the southern coast of the u.s. and brazil and found africa. ♪ >> reporter: the gullas live in south carolina and georgia. the descendants of african slaves and managed to maintain the distinct dialect and customs traced back to sierra leone where most of their ancestors were abducted. >> they kept their language and culture and food. they were able to name their children with african names to keep the traditions alive. >> reporter: the connections between the gulla and africa were discovered by lorenzo dow turner who devoted his life to documenting the ghost of africa that still lingered in america's black communities. word, shout, song. a new exhibit at the smithsonian anacostia community museum celebrating the works of turner and shows us how africa was allowed to survive the middle passage and take root in the new world. the words of a gulla funeral song are displayed, almost identical to the mindy funeral song sung by one w
Univision
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
actividades acuáticas en el río anacostia, llegara en un futuro no muy lejano. el para la construccion del parque. la iniciativa de revitalizar las orillas del rio anacostia es un proyecto que incluye areas recreativas asi como residenciales y comerciales , cuyo financiamiento requiere la inversion de mil quinientos millones de dolares. el parque es el corazón de todo este nuevo vecindario que estamos construyendo acá en d.c. el parque es de 5.5 acres. además del parque estamos construyendo unas 3000 unidades de vivienda acá tanto como nuevas oficinas, nuevos restaurantes. en fin, todo un nuevo vecindario animado para washington dc. se ha informado que a traves de la ofa para asuntos latinos, se implementara un plan de acercamiento a la comunidad hispana. quien se quiera comunicar con la oficina de latino affairs también tiene información sobre este parque y maneras en que personas puedan usar este parque. vamos a crear panfletos en español también para poner en las comunidades
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
a -- new at 5:30 p.m., the battle within the d.c. community. >> musing the anacostia river just one week -- using the anacostia river to their advantage one week before the primary. >> everybody knows the potomac. the anacostia is d.c. but the other river. both major candidates were at the river today. former mayor anthony williams lost his campaign for office with a canoe trip down the anacostia with a pledge to clean up the river. bring -- current mayor adrian fenty proved he is more adept at cutting ribbons that his predecessor. -- than his challenger. get an hour later, 1 mile of the river in the weeds, conservationists were denouncing mayor of fenty as they called on local, but -- local politicians to sign a pledge to clean up six designated toxic sites on the river. >> mayor fenty was invited to attend and sign the pledge and we did not seem -- received a response from him. >> as for the mayor, -- >> i know i am not part of it, their announcement is that the city -- they want the city -- if there announcement is that they want the city to be aggressive on cleaning up the anaco
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
discoverys in the appalachian mountains. >> a new waterfront park along the anacostia river. >>> at the university of maryland robbers armed with a handgun threatened their victims in two separate off-campus attacks. what are police doing about it? i'll have a report. >>> coming up in sports, boise state validates its number three ranking against virginia tech. it is dallas week for the redskins. tensions are flying high in the locker room. and redskins owner dan snyder says he has matured a [ male announcer ] antiques can be nice. but you wouldn't want an antique computer. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> students are on alert after a series of armed robberies near the university of maryland campus. at least nine students have been robbed since that crime spree began at the beginning of the s
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
in anacostia are upset with the renovation project at that high school. specifically, why students there are attenning classes during the construction while other students across the river are not. we see the concern and what school leaders are saying about it. >> reporter: east of the river in a multimillion-dollar construction project but students from anacostia high school are still in the building. >> they shouldn't be here while they are doing construction. >> shouldn't have no kids running an on a construction site at all. >> if we are going to have one school system we have to treat it like that and not preferencing based on social economic conditions or race. >> we wanted to work with dc precipitation s to keep the student population as close to the neighborhood as possible. >> reporter: say there were eight sites where students could have been moved too but they were too small for the 800 plus students. says the current building can conditions can hold all of the students while 1500 teenagers who attend wilson high school could not fit during construction and are attending
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
year and it is designed to keep bags out of local rivers and to fund an anacostia river clean- up plan and apparently it's having a big impact. last year d.c. shoppers used 270 million of those disposal bags. this year the number is down by 60%. and d.c. council member tommy wells said the tax is making a big difference. >> historically anacostia river has been one of the ten dirtiest rivers in america. and so by working together to make a difference, i think we can make a big impact. we know the bag fee has had a huge impact. washington, d.c. has adopted it seamlessly and now it's time for our neighbors to step up as well. >> and just to point out, 85% of the anacostia river is in maryland. he spoke at the 5th annual potomac trash summit and said the point of the bag trash is not to pick people's pocket, but to make a choice. >>> the state board of education ruled that schools have to include classes for students beginning in pre-k and stretching all the way through the senior year of high school. just one of the stories making news where you live tonight. and for more stories from wh
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
drain? >> the anacostia river still a toxic mess. what is being done with the bag tax money that is supposed to help clean it up? >>> coming up in just a little bit, we'll let you know what is happening with our weather across the area. another warm day today and julie wright is here. she will tell us about the morning road conditions. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. this droid has evolved to do even more. now it integrates your work e-mail, so you can be hooked up to everything you need to do. now it does 1 ghz speed on a more intuitive keyboard. turning you into an instrument of efficiency. introducing the new droid 2 by motorola. part of the next generation of does. >>> there was a celebration of dance at the white house last night for judith jamieson. first lady michelle obama hosted the event in the east room. >> very nice. >>> tony is back with another check on our weather. good morning. >> good morning to you. good morning, of course. we have changing weather conditions across the area. it's warmer start to the day. we'll have another warm one today and t
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
first organic grocery store east of the anacostia. why people here banking on the business's success. >>> and we have a wild fish tail. locals reel in an eight-foot shark in the potomac and they have the pictures to prove it. yeah, but... what.. happened to the back there? well, here's the thing: this was the only "sporty two-seater" they had on my budget. uh-huh. and the seats go all the way back. (announcer) settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. for the money you'd spend on a stripped down new car, you could get a fully loaded, guaranteed-quality used car at carmax. now more than ever, the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >>> doug is here with the latest on earl. you were telling to us put it in perspective how big earl is. >> it is a very big storm. hurricanes vary in size greatly. this one about the size of the state of georgia. just picture on a map, georgia coming at you if you're north carolina. you don't want to see that happening. the good news is it has decreased a little bit. 150-mile-an-hour winds.
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
anacostia waterfront and that is called yard park, between national stadium and the navy yard. you can look for housing, retail office space and both sides are rolling out new attacks against each other, a fenty mistakes commercial and on gray's website, testimonial from former fenty supporters and rowdy incidents by volunteers both sides. gray is calling on the police chief to have cops stationed at the precincts on the election day. >> this is about civility at the precincts. so, the police officers would be there to watch the action, you know, as people try to get in and we don't want people harassed either by anybody as they go into in to vote. >> i agree, i think that any time people in elections interrupt, campaigning of other candidates, i think it absolutely make the candidate look bad. >> and so, it's obvious the campaign winds down and volunteers are getting fired up. the candidates are trying to get the word out to their people to do what they have to, hand out literature and to behave in the process, shawn? and karen gray houston, thank you. >>> fox 5 continues to lead the
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
14th and freeway and anacostia river bridges are in great shape. the pace by colesville is nice, no big problems to report this early morning. the bw parkway and 95 in maryland are also wide open. >>> it's now 4:42. still to come, the jetblue flight attendant who made a dramatic exit, some conditions laid out to keep him out of jail. >> a big deal may be brewing, and we may bringing. who says the redskins are talking about albert haynesworth. >>> the job that [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon. time for football on verizon fios. the nfl in 100% fiber-optic hd quality. that's a good start. but what's this? i can check my fantasy stats without changing the channel. and get an alert any time my team enters the red zone. and then watch every red zone play on nfl redzone. watch out couch, you've got competition as daddy's favorite. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v visit verizon.com/getfios. >>> loudoun county leaders will vote on whether to allow reridgeous displays outside of the county courthouse. dozens showed up t
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
the health care reform bill go in to affect today. >>> an an effort to clean up the anacostia river and raise money for the district appears to be paying off. it is 74 degrees and you are watching 9 news now. >>> welcome back. the five cent tax on plastic bags in the district appears to be doing its job. it took effect this year and it is designed to keep the bags out of rivers and fund an anacostia cleanup and it's having a big impact. last year dc shoppers used 270 million disposable bags. the number is down by 60% this year. >> 60? >> 60. >> that's huge. >> that's huge. that's what it says. >> keeping the river clean. >> the number of 90 degrees days, wasn't just 90 but 95 yesterday. back in april and may we had a total of five. june and july a total of 39. august and september, another 20. giving us a grand total of 64. we are three shy of the record and we have today and tomorrow to get in to the 90s. that will get us to 66. oh, 67 will be hard pressed. that's okay. we don't need the record but we are making a run at it nonetheless. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mainly
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
northeast, anacostia avenue, a man hole in that intersection is on fire, which might cause some distraction there. 410 eastbound in east river dale at baltimore washington parkway, there's road work continues. and in virnginia, please are directing traffic at ridge field road around an obstruction because there is some sort of obstruction in the roadway and they need to get you around it. i'm eric thomas, now back to pat and eun. >>> the time is 5:22, coming up, a bank robber gets more than he bargained for. we'll show you one man's quick action tha this kenmore elite multi-motion washer... how does that work? hit it! see, other machines only go in circles. this kenmore elite has multi-motions for a custom clean. it scrubs to help lift stains, rolls to wash gently, swings, steps, and tumbles. better than just circles, what! sorry. get 15% off all kenmore appliances and an extra 5% with your sears card. plus save up to an additional $250 instantly with our appliance trade in program. sears. >>> a brave bank customer is getting credit for stopping a robbery in action. a masked man walked up t
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
: on the surface of the anacostia river, it appears that some of the goals of d.c.'s controversial bag tax are working. >> the bag are a lot less noticeable but place tissues are still a huge problem. >> reporter: anacostia river keeper agrees that looks can be deceiving. >> there have not been the same efforts to get rid of the pollution that is invisible. >> reporter: dottie younger is concerned about industrial sites along the water's edge like the farmer washington gas and light property. >> what is happening is this is just rolling right into the river and dumping the cedement and the contaminants with them right directly into the river. >> reporter: the result, six known toxic hot spots in the anacostia contaminated with heavy metals. in the last five months, the district of columbia has collected more than $928,000 from that bag tax. but so far, keepers of the river say they haven't seen any of it. >> we just need the money. there is a million dollars right there that could go to projects that we already know about and we could start tomorrow. >> reporter: ward six councilman to
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
crossing the anacostia river near 11th street, lanes will close for construction lasting up to a month. new traffic patterns as well. this morning we will be monitoring the blaze. lisa baden will let you know how things look. courtney robinson reporting. >>> you may want to secure that, metro is an option. the real system says repairs on the red line should be complete in time for the morning rush. five stations shut down on a holiday weekend. the ntsb recommended the safety of credit after last year's deadly collision. >>> the first day of school fula hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. nursultan in fairfax, arlington, prince william, loudoun, and stafford counties as well as the city of alexandria, falls church, manassas, manassas park, and fredericksburg. many school systems will be dealing with an influx of new students, budgets, and salary freezes. tuesday morning, turning to the mayor's race. incumbent adrian fenty secured another major endorsement. the washington examiner endorsed him, citing his record on safety, education, and improved service. the endorsement c
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 9:00am EDT
recreation centers, libraries. schools like woodson or eastern or anacostia being rebuilt. you will see six straight months of unemployment going down and working with groups like the calvin woodland foundation to place people inward 8 east of the river. what i failed to do as mayor is to make sure that along the way, i have brought people in to listen to them directly, even if i don't agree with them that sometimes happens in leadership, that i heard them and they are part of the decision making process. four years ago i ran on a pledge that we would make this city run better and be better. even the polls, the most cite came ones say that is the case. now i say the next four years we will do a better job of including people. >> chairman gray, you have 30 seconds to respond. >> people fell left off. that's not any more starkly demonstrated than the sidewalks we have with unemployment. the council put in the budget, $4.6 million for adult job training. this administration now over 11 months into the fiscal year with less than a month to go, spent not one dollar of that. people look a
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
explosion and firestorm. here's angie. >>> traffic alert for you. we have fire activity on anacostia avenue. when we return, the top stories of the morning. stay with us. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >>> we are live from fox hall and canal. light traffic this friday. a look at road conditions. >>> one person is dead after a mass explosion and fire in california. it will take firefighters most of the day to complete the search for more victims. more than a 50 homes have been destroyed. another 120 damaged. right now the focus on the investigation is on a ruptured gas line. with the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks tomorrow, 12 communities are receiving pieces of steal from the world trade center. some university students in buenos aires are staging an unusual strike. they have moved their classes in to the parking lots a streets an the u
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
lanes are open, just a little bit of volume here. in northeast d.c., anacostia avenue at benning road, you're going to hear about a manhole fire. try to avoid that area. that's not the kind of thing to get involved in. >>> a developing story out of northern california this morning. a residential neighborhood is engulfed in flames from a gas line explosion. that explosion shot a fire ball more than 1,000 feet in the air and sent frightened residents fighting for their lives in san bruno, south from san francisco. >> reporter: a san bruno neighborhood erupts in flames in a matter of seconds creating a dangerous scene. >> i had to go look for night 80-year-old father in the house, they said he's gone, he's not there. >> families sitting down for dinner say it shook them to the core. >> a huge fire and smoke everywhere. we just ran for our lives. >> reporter: eight months pregnant, betty grabbed her three kids and ran to safety. >> we just ran. we didn't have any shoes. the kids were -- we had to borrow all of stuff from our neighbor. >> reporter: neighbors follow towing pets and belongin
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
the district and take you to the maps. some lingering fire activity. this is on anacostia avenue where it meets benning road in northeast dc. 395 northbound, that's how we will wrap it up. you are doing okay until you approach duke street. that's when you will put on the brakes making your way to seminary. now over to andrea. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama will answer questions from reporters this morning. he hold a press answer conference at 11:00 and you will see it live on wusa9.com. >>> robert gates tackles mental health issues today. he will be part of the launch of the national action alliance for suicide prevention. that happens this morning at 9:00. muslims celebrate the end of ramadan today. and this is a look at the celebration this morning in inthese ya. -- indonesia. also today we will watch for the latest development in the plan to burn copies of the koran. lindsey mastis has more on the off and on story. where are we now? >> well, terry jones yesterday agreed to cancel his plans to burn copies of the koran.
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
, brentwood an anacostia. the break down looks like fenty took more central city where as gray took the surrounding areas. heavy concentration in southeast dc and that is more than enough for him to pull out a win. >> you talked about the vote was closer than the polls predicted. any chance that fenty could mount an independent challenge in the general election? >> you know, anything is possible at this point but fenty has gone on the record previously and said he would not be a write in candidate. so it is not too likely but of course, you know, it has been a crazy 24 hour. anything's possible but it certainly doesn't look that way at this point in time. >> kristin fisher reporting live in northwest outside of gray headquarters. one reason we didn't learn who won the race until early this morning is the new voting machines made things slower, not faster in the district. voters were camped out aft the board of elections. the chief manager says 15 precincts could not be counted. some voters were nevertheless forgiving at one this morning. >> we in the district have gotten 40% of the vote
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> almost, right? >> can someone tell me -- >> anacostia. i couldn't make it out there. >> beyond that is prince george's county and the sun is just about to make it above the horizon there. moving down and sunrise just about a minute away. and we've got a clear sky on this labor day morning. a beautiful start to the day. good morning. >> good morning to you, sir. >> we get to see the sun. >> unless it's a really bad night. >> here we don't have any travel problems weatherwise, a lot of people will be hitting the roads. watch out for the hokey caravan coming up this way and the midshipmen and maryland terps will be descending on baltimore. feeling like football weather this morning. only in the 40s and 50s in most locations. bright sun and great weather for the afternoon game in baltimore and tonight's game as well. tomorrow, sunshine heating up as we get back to work and school. upper 80s by tomorrow afternoon. may hit the upper 80s again on thursday. a new tropical storm in the gulf of mexico, that will be in ten minutes. how's the traffic? >> let's start off out of virginia, 66 wide op
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
anacostia river is getting a major facelift. eleanor holmes norton unveiled a new river front park. crews will transform the old navy yards into a major mixed use development called the yards. norton says the project will provide infrastructure to d.c. tom sherwood will have more on news 4 at 6:00. >>> still ahead, it is a lesson in growth. loudoun county has twice as many students as it had a decade ago. >> how are administrators going to keep up in the classroom? >>> also coming up, two more armed robberies rock the university of maryland's campus. why the victims say these suspects are getting more aggressive. >>> tempers flare in the final days of the campaign and what is being done to keep the peace at the polling centers in the district. >>> redskins owner dan snyder and cowboys owner jerry jones sit down to have lunch with lindsay. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fish
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
redskins loss coming up. >>> and another call for action in cleaning up the anacostia. this time from uncle sam. it is a foggy start to the week. howard says we need the rain. find out how long it will last when 9 news now returns. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
for our local governments. clean up the anacostia river. the environmental protection agency passed new rules. they require d.c., montgomery, and prince george's counties to remove the trash or face a $37,000 a day penalty. the district is already charging a $0.05 disposable bag fee to help clean up the river. >>> howard is up next with the forecast. howie. >> hey, jess, it is steamy outside. the dew points are up, and that means the rainfall we can get can be locally heavy at times. we'll look at it on live doppler 9000 hd and talk about the severe weather threat. we've got a look at the radar over the past 12 hours, and the moisture continues to move in from south to north in waves. your seven-day forecast coming up when 9news now at noon returns. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >>> i'm peggy fox with your monday moms like me spotlight
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
school also in the district. wilson travels to anacostia in virginia undefeated broad run at park view. you saw the feature about dominique terrell and his teammates taking on osbourne park. and cher. >>> college ball now, it should be easier for maryland on saturday. west virginia is not ranked and they have to travel to college pack and the panthers were division one a school in part of the sun belt conference too. relatively unknown but certainly dangerous. maryland is looking to bounce back after a lost week in morgantown when they were ambushed 31-17. they play texas a&m and rutgers tough and if you think maryland is looking past them, think again. >> this is a very important game in our schedule. we are focusing on what we have to do to win. >> our goal is always to win the next game. it is one thing that you talk about at the west virginia game. so, after we watched the film it was on fiu trying to get back on track. >> virginia tech tough year continues. the hokies will be without williams when they face boston college. williams has a right hamstring injury. no timetable o
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
estimates but city officials say that proves the program to clean up the anacostia river is working. the examiner reports the bag tax generated $1.5 million during the first fiscal year. officials expected around $4 million. the environmental groups also report they are pulling fewer bags from area waterways. >>> still to come on 9 news now, low-cost carriers and a high-profile bid to increase market share. we will tell you what it means for travelers in our area. >>> plus, in the era of large consolidations and mergers, a store is celebrating its independence. those stories are just ahead. >>> northwest we have clouds but no showers. but hang on to this. we will take you out with titan radar. a lot of activity in richmond and raleigh and that is what we are worried about. we will talk about when that will roll in and track it and we will talk about the morning commute. >>> southwest announced a plan to buy airtran. it could mean cheaper flights in more parts of the country. it goes through southwest could run at reagan national starting in 2012. a rare salute to a washington institution
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
bags out of local waterways and fund the cleanup of the anacostia river. it went in to affect nine months ago and officials are saying they have seen a 60% drop in plastic bags since last year. other big cities have tried time pose a similar measure but with little success. stink bugs. >> not much we can do. even if you do the pesticide they can fly from 200-yards out. sealing up your house with caulking and weather stripping is the best thing we can do and hope scientists come up with a solution. >> shouldn't they go away now the weather is changing. >> yeah, but they are expanding and the problem will get worse and worse over the next few years. a piece of video out of leesburg where hail is coming down. this is from oliver peters. he sent the video of the hailstorm. pea size hail pelted the region. we would like to see any incredible video you shoot. upload your video. all right. let's talk about today because not expecting any video worthy performances today. we may see a thunderstorm or two this afternoon, but the heat is the story as temperatures once again will get in to the
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
development of the anacostia waterfront. >> all right. >> reporter: who wouldn't support the marina. it's being jump started and the new housing retail and office space is expected to retail next year. on the minds of the candidates, recent rowdy encounters between the overeager volunteers, vince gray wants police officers stationed at all the polling stations on election day. >> i'm talking about everybody. i citizen to my own people that, listen, we want you to do what you came there for. >> reporter: these elementary kids might be too young to vote. the mayor sees the moment to share the spotlight with some redskins before sunday's cowboys game and to -- at a local school. one more thing, gray wants parking meter fees rolled back to 6:30 p.m. and said they hurting small businesses. fenty said the d-dot director put that policy in place and they to be adjusted. >> and this evening, two of the biggest supporters of candidates will join us live on fox 5 news at 10. marion barry, gray and in the studio, fenty ally and co- founder, tonight at 10. >>> and a series of robberies have stu
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that is the outer portions of the district including anacostia, fort totten, tacoma and brentwood. now, as soon as gray walks out here, which he should be doing any moment now -- you can see all the supporters that gathered to await this press conference. we're expecting him to talk about what he's going to do next with his campaign. we are also hoping he will at least address the big elephant in the room, and that is, of course, what will he do with the very controversial dc public school's chancellor michelle rhee. keep in mind, you know, she was a pivotal part of fenty's dc public schools reform initiative, and right now walking out is the winner in the democratic primary for dc's mayor vince gray. he's walking out, shaking hands with supporters and campaign volunteers. we have a pretty good crowd here. i'd say there is about 50 people. he's walking to the mic and i will turn it over to the man of the hour, vince gray. >> is it still morning? [ laughter ] well, good afternoon, everybody. >> good afternoon. >> i am delighted to be here. delighted to be here with my daughter and my so
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
and economic development. perhaps proof of that economic development? a new six acre anacostia waterfront park and marina, the stalled project jump started with new housing, retail and office space that's expected to open next year. both candidates supported this project and both were there for the ribbon cutting. >> one, two, three, cut. >> all right. yeah. >> reporter: but with the campaign ever present on his mind, gray wasn't just focused on this project. he also talked about the growing discord in the mayor's race. he's now asking to have police officers stationed at all polling places on election day. >> i'm talking about everybody. i've said to my own people that listen, we want you to do what you came there for and that is to help promote our campaign, not interact negatively with other people. >> and mayor fenty also said today he agrees security should be at all polling stations. meanwhile the latest washington post poll shows vincent gray ahead of mayor fenty by 17% of likely voters. >> laura evans live downstairs in the satellite center, see you in the studio in a f
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 2:05am EDT
anacostia neighborhood. >> i credit septime totally with crossing the river, with bringing the washington ballet to this city at large not just to the more privileged of the city but to really making dance accessible for every little human soul that wants to dance. >> onef the big goali had in coming to washington, d.c., was to connect t washington ballet to the cultural fabric of the city, and for us, that's meant crossing the anacostia river and developing a significant community engagement program in southeast washington, d.c. it's been incredibly gratifying to see kids from the district--all kinds of kids from the district, kids who would not know a thing about ballet, jumping in and enjoying and learning abouthemselves through this glorious arform. >> i think septime is the hope for the washington ballet. i think that he brings the hope of new promise for this city, not just to watch as a performing arts but to watch as an educational institution, to bring children into thisorld and into this world of understanding the humanity that pulses behind every work. >> webre's com
CBS
Aug 31, 2010 11:15pm EDT
anacostia drive. the emergency crews did take her to the hospital but she later died. officers haven't released her name and so far no arrests have been made in this violent attack. >>> also new at 11:00, maryland state police working the scene of a barricade in walkersville and it's going on right now. they say earlier tonight they got a call about a man threatening to hurt himself and others. police say he also then threatened the safety of troopers. they have now evacuated the neighborhood near creek walk drive. >>> still ahead tonight, her son was murdered. now she has the most unusual of friends. her own son's killer. >>> also, a man calls for paramedics. he gets tasered instead. that is coming up next. >>> and i'm meteorologist topper shutt. a pretty nice night. we'll take you out with the wakeup weather. a pretty nice start. maybe a little cooler for the kids at the bus stop. then by 8:00, temps 64-74. sunshine. remember the sunglasses. we'll talk about earl. we'll detail it for you next. >>> no get this, a mother in minneapolis is partnering with a man who murdered her
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 4:25am EDT
inbound towards the anacostia. no problems to report right here as you make your way in from centreville. still an easy ride in spite of the wet pavement. in spite of the road spray. no incidents to report. no problems to report on the beltway traveling between annandale and merrifield. 95 off to a quiet start, incident-free newington to the beltway. traveling over in greenbelt, you will find lane are open headed around towards i-95 and college park. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a number of cattle are dead after a fire ate livestock facility in northern virginia. it happened last night at the fauquier county livestock exchange in marshall. it is believed about 0 cows perished in the blaze. many more did survive. -- it is believed about 20 cows perished in the blaze. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> our top story, a shake-up in the obama administration. white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel is expected to step down and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is joining us live.
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 4:25am EDT
examiner. perhaps proof of the economic development, a new six-acre anacostia waterfront park and marina. both candidates spored this project and both were there for the ribbon cutting. >> one, two, three, cut. >> all right! yeah. with the campaign ever present on his mind, gray wasn't just focused on this project. he also talked about the growing discord in the mayor's race. he is now asking to have police officers stationed at all polling places on election day. >> i'm talking about everybody. i've said to my own people, listen, we want you to do what you came there for and that is to help promote our campaign, not interact negatively with other people. >>> the latest "washington post" poll shows gray leading fenty by 17% of hikely voters. there is no republican challenger which means theperson would wins next tuesday has a lock on the general election. >>> stay with us. before we have much more still ahead. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> it is midweek, wednesday, september 8, 2010 as we get a live look at the washington monument. we've had kind of a warm stretch of days he
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
road enclosures in southeast washington. everyone wants to use the anacostia freeway in the district to avoid minnesota avenue. minnesota avenue live here the crime scene investigation. minnesota avenue, branch avenue, traffic a mess through the neighborhood. we go to adam caskey now. >> patchy fog outside now. are you aware of that. be careful when you head out. that will quickly burn off. ok. so sunny today, mid 90's. we'll probably break a few records. tomorrow less humid, and increasing clouds. [technical difficulties] >>> "good morning america" is next. hope you have a great wee this kenmore elite multi-motion washer... how does that work? hit it! see, other machines only go in circles. this kenmore elite has multi-motions for a custom clean. it scrubs to help lift stains, rolls to wash gently, swings, steps, and tumbles. better than just circles, what! sorry. get a free stainless steel upgrade on top brands, and 15% off all appliances. plus save up to an additional $250 instantly with our appliance trade-in program. sears.
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with more. >> schools across northern virginia will be welcoming more students than ever this year. because of that, a lot of schools across several counties will
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 4:25am EDT
hyattsville last night near the anacostia tributary trail. >>> a utility worker is being treated to life-threatening injuries following an accident with an electrical line. man was in a cherry picker when it came in contact for live wiewrs. he is being treated for serious burns. >>> it is still unclear if it was a tonight but up in new york, severe weather did kill one person. tornado warning were issued for parts of the big apple. the fast-moving storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour ripped off rooftops off houses and knocked down power lines up there. about 5,000 people are still without power this morning. >>> we still have plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. >>> we are following a breaking traffic alert this morning. an accident on the beltway involving a tractor-trailer, a car and spilled fuel. this is a live look right now as you can see on the left side of your screen where there appears to be no traffic getting by at this hour. this is the outer loop. it is closed from connecticut avenue to old georgetown road. we are hearing this happened at
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
emergency -- world-class emergency care. >> the johns hospital is opening east of the anacostia river. it has everything a patient could need. >> into of having to take the bus or the metra to get to northwest were the main children's hospital is, they can get the care they need here. >> parents can breathe easier next week, a brand new pediatric emergency unit is the opening -- is opening. >> it gives the community of the clothes are placed to meet the needs of children. correct it will be operated by the children's national -- >> it will be operated by the children's national medical center. >> we have nurses and staff that have come from all over the country. >> and for the most severe cases, there is even a helicopter. >> in the event that we have a job that needs to be at the main campus, we do have the ability to transport this directly to children's. >> since the new department will be one of only two emergency pediatric units in the city, doctors will be treating 15,000 patients a year. >> and for those on the front lines, is about time. >> a celebration ceremony will take pla
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
. ready when you are. >>> pardon the pun, but a mixed bag in the effort to clean up the anacostia river, the bag tax went into effect nine months ago. there are visibly less bags in the water but still plenty of other garbage and environmental groups haven't seen a dime of the $1 million collected for the tax so far. >> i was shocked to find out there is a noticeable difference in this year but there is still a lot of material out there. plastics are a huge problem. >> there is a million dollars that could go to projects we could start tomorrow. >> we're still early. we're only, what, 9 months into implementation and it's starting to have a substantial impact and now we need to work on granting proposals. >>> environment group anacostia river keepers are worried about industrial sites that have resulted in six known toxic hot spots in the anacostia. >>> encouraging news about the potomac. it is cleaner now than it's been since the 1950s. a new study found its largely due to upgrades at the sewage plant. under water grass beds have doubled in size in the last 20 years. the potomac
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
anacostia river. my parents went to bladensberg high school. i want to thank the high scol for bringing them together and then helping to brg me into this world. i don't know if they played at this park. it looks like a fairly new park but i have to tell you, beautiful down theretoday. look at those kids throughout on that slide. temperature outside into the 80s across the area. they hit a high temperature of jik degrees. the average high today, around 80. it we'll be even warmer during the day tomorrow. nice and warm and nothing but sunshine out there. aicture perfect day. no matter what you wantedto do outside. 83 degrees, the current temperature. only 37%. winds out of the south at nine miles an hour. those winds will start to shift more out of th south southwest. with that they'll start to get rather breezy during the day tomorrow. and i think temperature could be up there around the upper 80, maybe 90 degrees tomorrow in some locations. especially down to the southwest. around 84. quantico, sameeal for you. 79 degrees, annapolis at 75. i expect you to be well into the 80s
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
a park on nicholson street in hyattsville last night. it was near the anacostia tributary trail. police have not released the victim's name but she say he is 16 years old. >>> a pit bull killed touring a summer festival. last night, a vigil was held to remember the pit bull. roby chavez has more. >> reporter: where there is hatred, let me sew love. >> reporter: prayers if a dog killed at the hand of d.c. police. days after the shooting, the danny gonzalezer inside remain. his foster owner remembers a kind dog. >> parrot loved to be petted. he would prance down the middle of the street. some stranger would come up to pet him and he would roll over on his back and try to extort some sort of belly rub from them. he was an amazing dog. >> reporter: 100 pet lovers gathered this pouring rain for a candlelight vigil at the scene where the pit bull-shar- pei mix was shot. many still can't believe it happened. >> dog have rights too just like people do and the dog was unjustly shot and killed and the story is not completely correct and people aren't noing the real truth about the story.
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00am EDT
store east of the anacostia river is having its grand opening this midday. you'll be able to get your fresh fruits and veblgables at, yes, organic markets. it's located on the 2300 block of pennsylvania avenue in southeast washington. it's a store that many residents say they've been waiting for a long time to come. doors opened at 8:00 this morning. >>> stocks are surging after surprisingly strong growth in u.s. and chinese manufacturing. we'll check in with courtney reagan with more on that. >> reporter: you said it, we've got nice numbers on the manufacturing and that has pushed stocks hire. we're about 250 points higher on the dow nap is good news because wall street was only able to eek out small gains yesterday. we do have to tell you the markets closed out the worst august since 2001, really battered by several weak economic reports with the dow falling 4%, the nasdaq losing 6%. so far the month of september is looking much, much better than last month. asian markets rose overnight, europe also positive. we also got employment reports this morning, adp says private sector emplo
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
open to the public. it is the yard's park along the anacostia river. and east of nationals ballpark. the five and a half acre spark billed as the center piece of the capital river front neighborhood. it features open grassy areas and a dog run, a water fall and elevated overlook. and a quarter mile long boardwalk. this weekend's opening celebration includes local bands and performers, exhibit, kids activities, food and fireworks. >> the first stretch of the intercounty connector will be opening soon. the first people to use it won't be in cars. maryland transportation official are hosting a 5 k run on october 17th along the first new second quarter of that highway. the stretch between i-370 and georgia avenue. it first of five segments which should be open to drivers within three to four months. >>> still ahead, why justin bieber's backstage antics almost got him arrested. >>> and smoke ding could affect man's sperm down. you could switch for great gas mileage or seats that flip and fold with one hand. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hund
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
security with the board of elections. >> our time right now, 11:39. the anacostia waterway is getting a facelift. they will transform the yard into a mixed use called the yard. they unveiled a plan for this brand new $42 million riverfront park. it will include residential, retail, office space and bike and walking trails as well. >>> still ahead on "news 4 midday," we will have the latest from wall street after a disappointing start to the week for trading. do medications work for adhd. !% >>> in the mood for a new child booster seat. they are giving the green light to buy more than two dozen models. they will release results today. 21 models will be rated as best bets. >>> how well do you know the rules of the road? a new study shows 1 in 5 drivers could not pass a written test for driving if they had to take it today. 30 million americans couldn't pass. gmac insurance polled licensed drivers from 50 states and the district of colombia. 76 did not know the driving distance. 85% did not know what to do at a yellow traffic light. some said, go through the intersection when it turns re
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
security with the board of elections. >>> the anacostia water front is getting a major facelift. crews will transform the old navy yard into a major mixed used development called the yard. they unveiled the plans for the brand-new $42 million river front park. it will include residential, retail, office space and bike and walking trails. >>> albert haynesworth's days as a redskin may be numbered. they are in talks to take him back to the tennessee titans where he started his career. haynesworth and coach shanahan have not seen eye to eye. haynesworth is the highest paid player, has already collected $32 million since he signed a $100 million contract before last season. >> those redskins gearing up for the big game at fedex against the cowboys and we may seen rain for the game? >> it does appear the rain chances are going to be ending as the day goes on. it's a sunday night game so the chances of rain are very small for the game on sunday. big game coming up for the weekend. we need rain though. right now on radar, we are seeing a few sprinkles now in west central county and one
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
to find lanes are open if you are traveling across the anacostia bridges. no problems to report there. top stretch. beltway, all lane are open as you work your way from ledge park headed past university boulevard and around towards the exit for connecticut avenue. southbound 95 in good shape coming southbound out of laurel. northbound, also the ramp to go northbound on i-95 is where we had the crash. traveling unbound new york avenue, no problems to report leaving northeast to northwest. outbound, that is where we had at crash at penn street tying up the two right lanes. >>> julie talked about it. let's get to the breaking news from capitol hill where there has apparently been a shooting possibly involving u.s. capitol police. >> this happened at second and c streets southwest. it was just about an hour ago and that is near the demeanor of health and human services building. -- the department of health and human services building. sherry ly joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are actually right here near the capitol, the ray bun building as well which houses
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
anacostia page on the new news where you live section at wusa9.com. get stories from more than 50 communities in our region. >>> now, jessica doyle is back with her latest "living $mart" report. parents are shelling out more money for things that when it comes to back to school shopping which you know well. >> turns our the parents are footing the bill for a lot of supplies the schools used to pick up. one example, facial tissues for the classroom. our partners report amid school budget cuts schools are pushing more expenses on to families. they estimate average spending per family on school supplies is up 17% this year compared with last year. the bill rang in at t $6. -- $96 and parents are asked to provide hand sanitizers and wipes. >>> pretty soon you will have a new place to grab breakfast on the go. burger king has a new menu taking on mcdonald's. bk will also sell iced coffees from seattles best and mcdonald's saw a boost in sales after upgrading their coffee offering. feeling stressed as you get ready for work this morning? you are not alan. washington, d.c. is ranked as a
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